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National Geographic Leadership

Emma Carrasco

Senior Vice President of Global Engagement

Emma Carrasco


As the senior vice president of global engagement at the National Geographic Society, Emma Carrasco leads strategic engagement and outreach efforts with key stakeholders around the world to further the visibility, vision, and impact of the Society. Her responsibilities include the management of the Society’s most strategic partnerships, executive thought leadership, crisis and reputation management, and oversight of the Society’s internal communications function. She is also an executive sponsor for the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. 

In addition, Carrasco serves as a liaison with international constituencies and organizations, foreign delegations and dignitaries, like-minded global partners, and others across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. She joined the National Geographic Society in 2016. 

Carrasco’s career spans more than 30 years in strategy, engagement, marketing, branding, media, and communications where she has worked with an array of major national and international brands to grow their market share and revenue, including National Public Radio (NPR), Univision, McDonald’s Corporation, Nortel Networks, and Fleishman Hillard.

She serves on the board of Toast Ale, a social enterprise that tackles food waste by turning surplus bread into beer.

Carrasco holds a B.A. in communication and media studies from Loyola Marymount University.